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Limited Edition: Asian Pear, Thyme, and Lemon Verbena

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Our Asian Pear, Thyme, and Lemon Verbena shrub is herbaceous and delicious. The Asian pear adds a crisp brightness with the slightest floral undertones. The thyme is up close and personal—moody, sweet, and earthy, while the lemon verbena is just the right amount of lemon herby. The combination is infinitely happy-making. 

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Our Asian Pear, Thyme, and Lemon Verbena shrub is herbaceous and delicious. The Asian pear adds a crisp brightness with the slightest floral undertones. The thyme is up close and personal—moody, sweet, and earthy, while the lemon verbena is just the right amount of lemon herby. The combination is infinitely happy-making.

Urban Pharm Shrubs are versatile. Start by adding a shrub splash to sparkling or still water. Make your morning apple cider vinegar dose something to savor rather than throw back. Add a sprig of rosemary to add some texture. Don’t look now, but you may have a festive mocktail or cocktail on your hands. Shrub up your next marinade or dressing. Play around to your liking.

Each little bottle has about 7 servings and each big bottle has about 12 servings, depending on how vinegar-forward you want to be.

We have adorable gift boxes for each size. Note that boxes are sent unassembled (so not recommended if you're sending directly to a gift recipient). You can add to your order at check out!

What’s in there and why it is “good for you”

Raw apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is a tried & true health aid. Thanks to acetic acid and loads of friendly bacteria, apple cider vinegar supports digestion, lowers blood sugar, and improves insulin sensitivity.

Raw honey: Honey is sweet and delicious, as well as rich in antioxidants. Although the body processes honey as it does cane sugar (raising blood sugar levels), the composition of honey actually improves blood sugar regulation.

Asian Pear: Asian pears are crisp, bright, and delicious, plus loaded with fiber. They are a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, contributing to immune system support and overall well-being.

Thyme: Thyme contains several beneficial compounds, including antioxidants like rosmarinic acid and thymol, which have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Thumbs up for the immune system, respiratory health, and protection against chronic diseases.

Lemon Verbena: Lemon verbena is a rich source of antioxidants, including compounds like verbascoside and citral, which reduce oxidative stress, support digestive health, and boost the immune system.

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Pearadise Thyme

This cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet, herbal, and citrusy flavors.

🌿 2 oz vodka or gin (your choice)
🌿 ½ oz Asian Pear, Thyme, and Lemon Verbena Shrub
🌿 ½ oz fresh lemon juice
🌿 Ice
🌿 Fresh thyme sprigs and lemon verbena leaves for garnish

🌿 In a cocktail shaker, add the vodka or gin, shrub, and fresh lemon juice.
🌿 Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled.
🌿 Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass filled with ice.
🌿 Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and a lemon verbena leaf.

Asian Pear Soup

🌿 2 Asian pears, peeled, cored, and diced
🌿 1 medium onion, finely chopped
🌿 2 cloves garlic, minced
🌿 2 tablespoons olive oil
🌿 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
🌿 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
🌿 1-2 tablespoons Asian Pear, Thyme, and Lemon Verbena Shrub
🌿 Salt and black pepper to taste
🌿 ¼ cup heavy cream (optional)
🌿 Fresh thyme and lemon verbena leaves for garnish

🌿 In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. 🌿 Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.
🌿 Add the diced Asian pears and chopped fresh thyme. Sauté for a few minutes until the pears start to soften.
🌿 Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the pears are tender.
🌿 Use an immersion blender or a regular blender to puree the soup until smooth.
🌿 Return the pureed soup to the pot and stir in 1-2 tablespoons of the Asian Pear, Thyme, and Lemon Verbena Shrub. Adjust the amount to your taste, adding more if desired.
🌿 Season the soup with salt and black pepper to taste.
🌿 If you'd like a creamier soup, stir in the heavy cream.

Serve the soup hot, garnished with fresh thyme and lemon verbena leaves.

Product FAQs

What is the shelf life?

The shelf life of Urban Pharm Shrub is 12 months, though in fact it is good for longer. After 12 months, the flavors might change and the colors will not be as vibrant.

How long will it last once open?

Urban Pharm shrubs are very stable thanks to that delicious apple cider vinegar. Before opening, they can live in your pantry for at least a year. We recommend refrigerating after opening and enjoying within a year for maximum flavor and color.

Does shrub need to be refrigerated?

Urban Pharm shrubs are shelf stable, which means they do not have to be refrigerated. We do recommend that they go in the fridge after opening to better preserve taste and color.

Does shrub contain alcohol?

No, Urban Pharm Shrub does not contain alcohol.

Does shrub contain sugar?

Yes, Urban Pharm Shrub does contain sugar in the form of raw organic honey. Honey is more nutritious and flavorful than cane sugar, as well as less processed. Our shrubs also contain fructose from the fruit.

Does shrub contain caffeine?

No, the ingredients in Urban Pharm shrubs are naturally caffeine-free.

What is the difference between shrub and kombucha?

Urban Pharm Shrub is a drinking vinegar. It is made by combining vinegar and honey with fruits and botanicals. The combination ferments for several days to a week. Shrubs are both tart and sweet. Kombucha is fermented tea. It is made by combining a black or green tea with cane sugar and a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). The combination ferments for seven to 10 days. Kombucha is a fizzy caffeinated (and slightly alcoholic) beverage that can be flavored fruits and herbs for flavor.

What are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is a tried-&-true health aid. For thousands of years, it has been used in both the kitchen and the medicine cabinet. Benefits include:

● Digestion improvement (the acidity of the vinegar restores stomach acidity and helps with enzyme release, both of which promote healthy digestion)
● Blood sugar balance and weight loss promotion (courtesy of the acetic acid, created by the fermented sugar in the apples)
● Energy booster (due to its amino acid, potassium, and enzyme content, it acts as a natural electrolyte solution and curbs the buildup of lactic acid)
● Clears congestion (the potassium and acetic acid can thin mucus to help clear your sinuses)

What is your shipping policy? Do you ship internationally?

Please allow 3-5 days for handling. Currently, we only ship in the continental United States. This will hopefully change soon, so please check back with us.

What is your return policy?

If product is damaged, please reach out to us within 2-days of receiving your order. We will orchestrate a refund.

Where can I find you locally?

We currently sell direct-to-consumer so we are not sold at local shops. You can find us at various Boston-area farmers markets throughout the year. Check out the Events tab on our site and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date info.

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